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Preparing for campaign, Hillary Clinton seizes on bipartisanship

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Not yet officially a candidate for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton is already trying to seize the mantle of problem-solver in a nation fed up with dysfunctional government. Republicans are ready to remind Clinton — and voters — of her past warnings of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” In her first speech in the U.S. this year, Clinton this week offered plenty of hints about her likely campaign messages. Among the themes: raising wages for workers who have yet to benefit from…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.26.15 – Is GOP divided on whether income inequality is a partisan issue?

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As anyone paying attention to the rhetoric of some of the leading GOP presidential candidates this year, the term “income inequality” is no longer strictly the province of the Occupy Wall Street crowd. “The opportunity gap is the defining issue of our time,” Jeb Bush said in his first major speech of the year in Detroit last month. “More Americans are stuck at their income levels than ever before.” Paul Ryan (not running for president) said that President Obama’s policies have “exacerbated…

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Marco Rubio names Liz Cheney and Patricia Levesque, force behind SB 6, to his Policy Advisory Committee

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U.S. Senate Republican candidate Marco Rubio today announced the members of his Rubio for Senate Policy Advisory Committee. The Committee will be charged with providing Marco with critical policy advice on the challenges facing our country, the policies coming out Washington and the issues before the United States Senate. Throughout this campaign, Marco has been the only candidate to consistently talk about the issues most critical to Floridians and the public policies America will need to restore its limited government…

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Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio a proxy for Club for Growth vs. Tea Party

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From the Frum Forum’s Steve Bell: One thing political parties and partisans seem never to learn: the purer you are, the more you lose. The divisions of Red and Green parties in ancient Rome, where heads literally rolled, have manifested themselves in the blog beheadings by the two greatest proponents of purity in American politics today: the “progressive” left of the Democratic Party and the “purifier” forces in the Republican Party. So far, the great achievements of these two forces…

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